Bedroom Budgeting

This is my current guest bedroom in Providence, Rhode Island.  I used white bed set and lamp when I lived in Hoboken, New Jersey-they are both from Ikea.  The nightstand was from my husband’s bedroom in Dallas, Texas.  I used to use the brown storage trunk that I bought at Hobby Lobby for my towels in Hoboken, but now we store our old comforter in there for guests to use.  The gold mirror was from my in-law’s house and has traveled with us since we lived in Baltimore.  Since I am so neurotic, I have to bring my file cabinet everywhere I go and because we only have two bedrooms, this bedroom doubles as our office.  We used glass table and oversized vase from our Baltimore living room as a tv stand and decoration in this guest room/office.

In our master bedroom,  we used the white dresser and nightstand that went with my white bed in the guest room.  This inspired my black, white, and grey theme for the bedroom.  I wanted something dark since we were using light furniture.  To finish the furniture, we went to Ikea and bought the matching nightstand for $99.  Once the furniture was set, I found a bed set to match our theme.  We used the queen mattress and box spring that my husband bought in Dallas, Texas.  It has followed us from Baltimore to Providence.  I have always wanted to get a headboard and bed frame, but to save money, I got a new bedding set and made sure to get over-sized pillows to make the back of the bed look taller (almost as if we had a tiny headboard).  I have had my jewelry stand and vanity follow me around each place I have lived for years.  I also bought some of the wall decorations from Hobby Lobby.  The wall shelves were from Amazon (we used four in our bedroom and the rest to decorate the living room).